2019 Yamaha R25 rendered
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Japanese publication YoungMachine has rendered the 2019 Yamaha R25.
While the 2018 version witnessed only colour updates, the 2019 model will reportedly feature a design overhaul. The rendering shows the bike is inspired by the new YZF-R1/R6. The front end features twin LED headlamps, with a faux air intake in between. The sculpted fuel tank and the tail portion is also R1-esque. The fairing features slightly more aggressive lines, and they have replaced the front telescopic fork with gold-finished upside-down units. The instrumentation will reportedly be a new digital unit.
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The Yamaha R25 is sold with a bigger engine as the Yamaha R3 in the Indian market as well as abroad. The 2019 Yamaha R3 will reportedly feature an updated engine that will make 5 PS more than what the current bike makes (42 PS at 10,750 rpm). The facelifted R3 is likely to make its way to the Indian shores a few months post its global launch.
The 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 entered the Indian market in February, at the Auto Expo. The bike costs INR 3.48 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. The 2018 model comes with Metzeler Sportec M5 tires and dual-channel ABS as standard, apart from BS-IV compliant engine. It rivals the Kawasaki Ninja 300, KTM RC 390, Benelli 302R and TVS Apache RR 310.
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[Source: YoungMachine via BikeWale]